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Information systems in construction **Proliance**
Engineering and Construction
Pages 20 (5020 words)
INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN CONSTRUCTION Contents INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN CONSTRUCTION 1 Contents 1 ABSTRACT 2 1.INTRODUCTION 3 2.PROLOG TO PROLIANCE 5 3.OVERVIEW OF PROLIANCE 7 4.TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF PROLIANCE 11 5.FUNCTIONAL ARCHITECTURE 13 6.ADVANTAGES OF A WEB-BASED APPROACH 16 7.SYSTEM TRAINING 23 8.CONCLUSION 24 9.REFERENCES 25 ABSTRACT Modern construction projects are labor and resource intensive operations that require the collaboration of personnel from several disciplines.
This paper relates the concept of Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM), aimed towards the proper planning, construction and maintenance of any construction project, and its implementation in modern information systems. More specifically, this paper elaborates the various features of the Proliance software platform – an ILM system developed by Meridian Systems Inc., for the management of capital intensive projects in various sectors, especially construction. 1. INTRODUCTION In the modern era of complex infrastructure development, organizations are required to be competitive, innovative and efficient in order to remain profitable and ensure sustainability. Success in infrastructure management is government by the extent of flexibility and dynamism that the organization can demonstrate. Such organizations strive constantly towards growth and develop strategies that facilitate both horizontal and vertical expansion. A typical construction company owns thousands of assets ranging from many kinds of equipment and operational facilities to steel and cable installations. ...
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